Cezanne and the End of Impressionism: A Study of the Theory, by Richard Shiff

By Richard Shiff

Drawing on a large beginning within the historical past of nineteenth-century French paintings, Richard Shiff deals an cutting edge interpretation of Cézanne's portray. He indicates how Cézanne's variety met the rising standards of a "technique of originality" and the way it chuffed critics sympathetic to symbolism in addition to to impressionism. increasing his examine of the interplay of Cézanne and his critics, Shiff considers the matter of contemporary artwork normally. He locates the middle of modernism in a dialectic of creating (technique) and discovering (originality). finally, Shiff presents not just clarifying money owed of impressionism and symbolism yet of a contemporary classicism as well.

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